Ephraim Turns 4

Seattle, WA

My first born turns four today! Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, we had to for-go a birthday party. So instead, I’ve been trying to find more responsible social distancing and creative ways to celebrate E. One of the ways, was this – we did a fun photoshoot with color powders! His little bro, didn’t want to miss out on the fun so, Abram snuck in on these photos too.

One of my favorite moments this week with Ephraim was when we went to go pick out a gift for him. He got to choose and he picked out a pretty small item. I asked him if he wanted to get another gift, and he told me, “Mom, I am ok. I have a lot of toys already and I want to save these for other kids.” MELT MY HEART. I am so proud to be this kids mom. He is so compassionate, generous and loving. I am excited for this next year to watch you grow little E and its an honor to be your momma. You make this world shine brighter! I love you!

Tom

Seattle, WA

Tom asked me to do some portrait shots for him to have for his new book coming out this year. He told me he has never had so many photos taken of him! ha! The digital age is something else.

Snapping his head shots also made me realize, particularly in this time with the COVID-19 pandemic, how much we need to reach out and appreciate our elders. Go give them a squeeze if appropriate, ask if they need anything or give them a call. Even though it’s been a crazy time, appreciate slowing down, spending some quality time with your family and reaching out to those you love.

Emma Senior Photos

Sammamish, WA

Emma is a senior this year at Skyline High School in a suburb east of Seattle. She is actively involved in drama program there and is a bright student. She is full of grace and is wise beyond her years. I am excited to see what the future has for her! I enjoyed meeting up with her and her mom at a park near their home. The fall colors are starting to pop and I am reminded how much I love photographing during October!

Baby Archer

Gig Harbor, WA

A few years ago I shot newborn photos for the Chang Family when their daughter Madeleine was born. Julia and Lee just welcomed their third child, Archer to the family a little less than a month ago! So I took a trip to their home in Gig Harbor to photograph Archer and their family while relatives were visiting. I had such a fun time catching up, seeing the growth of their kids and meeting little Archer! I just L-O-V-E newborns! There is nothing like a fresh baby and I was so privileged be part of their day last week. Welcome to the world baby Archer!

Last Minute Holiday Mini Sessions!

Seattle, WA

Halloween is past and now we begin to settle into the holiday season. Before you start panicking about sending out your Christmas cards, let me help you get some cute photos of you and yours.

Rain or shine, we will meet  you at Green Lake Park for a quick mini session of your family. It will be so painless that the potential rain won’t even bother you and it’s just quick enough to keep your little’s attention. Schedule your session today before slots fill up!

$150 for a 20 minute shoot and 10 digital delivered to your inbox through a custom family gallery.

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Ephraim’s 2 Month Photos

Seattle, WA

Little E is now TWO months old! He has the biggest toothless grin and loves to laugh at mommy & daddy. He is very alert, interatcive and loves listening to us read and talk to him. He’s not much of a crier unless he’s hungry or wants to fall asleep and needs an extra cuddle to get cozy. Ephraim has also has surprised us by already sleeping through the night! Trevor and I are very thankful for this little man who brings us much joy!

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Brieske’s Getting Ready

Tacoma, Wa

Some of my favorite moments are when the bride and groom are getting ready for the big day. This time of the day is typically more relaxed and the moments between family and bridal party are precious.

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Jennifer Smith. Such peace and happiness flooded Tom and Kaitlyn this morning! Here is a start of the beautiful picture that they are continuing to build upon.

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Layla Turns One

Tacoma, WA

Sweet Layla turns ONE at the end of this month! Her parents gave her a big cupcake that she got to have all by herself! I love watching the curiosity, suspicion and joy as these littles figure out what to do with their cake. Happy Birthday Layla! Can’t wait to watch you grow and continue to take big steps all by yourself. CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0010CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0001 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0017 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0021 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0039 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0042 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0052 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0066 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0070 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0073 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0077 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0079 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0080 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0082 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0089 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0092 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0103 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0107 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0113 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0115 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0116 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0120 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0135 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0138 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0150 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0170CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0152

Jen

Tacoma, WA

“A joyful heart is good medicine” – Proverbs 17:22.  This girl is one of my absolute favorite human beings. She is full of life and joy and can make me pee my pants laughing more than anyone I know. I haven’t done a portrait session since she visited me in Hawaii a few years ago and I was so excited to be able to do another one in Tacoma! Isn’t she one of the most gorgeous gals around? Inside and out. Love you Jen!
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Butela Family

Tacoma, WA

Sometimes you have to get a good cry out, create a few silly faces, try and eat a few rocks, be bribed by your mom that you’ll have a yummy treat afterwards if you behave, and have a good run around with your siblings before you can try and sit down to get your photo taken. However, the honest photos of what life looks like with all of you, are always the better than a posed one. Anderson, Quinn & Charlie are all their own personalities and it was so fun to see them each express themselves during this shoot!

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